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The Australian InsurTech Landscape – opportunities for NZ in 2022
Factors influencing Australian digital insurance in 2022.
The pandemic and regulation were two forces impacting digital insurance in Australia in 2021. The potential expansion of a Consumer Data Right to insurance, the talent squeeze and sources of fundraising will shape a key growth market for Kiwi InsurTechs in 2022, while also influencing trends in New Zealand’s own insurance landscape.
Simone was appointed CEO of Insurtech Australia in October 2021. Simone brings to the role of CEO her practical experience of developing and transforming insurance businesses to be fit for an increasingly competitive future.
Insurtech Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create a world leading insurtech ecosystem. Simone has been a supporter of the association since its earliest days and previously served as Non-Executive Director on the Insurtech Australia Board since February 2020. Insurtech Australia
Simone has over twenty years’ experience in financial services and the consulting. Her most recent role was the Chief Operating Officer for Munich Re in Australia where her focus was on delivering the operational platform and capabilities that supported Munich Re’s Life and Non-life business units in delivering innovation opportunities and client solutions. Prior to that she had roles in the Calliden Group, Deloitte and Trowbridge Consulting, now part of Finity. Additionally, she has been a Non-Executive Director of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) since August 2018.
Simone is a strong advocate for innovation, digital and the future of insurance.
Colleen is co-founder and COO of Grappler, an Enterprise Managed Software as a Service designed to address the automation of the credit control and debtor management process, specifically the reconciliation of payments and policy data.
Our software combines traditional rule-based automation with machine learning to automate the reconciliation of direct and indirect payments. Our managed service also provides a team of experienced credit controllers, all of whom have first-hand knowledge of the insurance industry, delivering credit control best practices.
Prior to starting this company, Colleen did multi-year stints at AIG, Proactis and QBE in Australia and New Zealand.
Jon Davies, Chief Executive Officer at InsuredHQ | Author at the Top10in.tech weekly Newsletter. I’m a practiced technology professional and life-long learner. There is nothing more satisfying for me than helping innovative technology companies grow.
My professional experience sits outside of Insurance and is primarily US based running Inc. 500 companies and working for organizations such as Microsoft, Yammer, Nest Labs, Nike, the US State Department, NASA, NZTE, and Mozilla.